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Lane Powell Hosts 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar

On Thursday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lane Powell will team with Oregon Business magazine for a seminar titled “Best Practices For Best Employers™: How to Become a Best Workplace Starting Today!” The seminar will be held at The Benson Hotel in the Mayfair Ballroom, located at 309 SW Broadway in downtown Portland. The registration fee is $75 prepay online or $90 at the door.  This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review and Oregon CLE credits will be available. Online registration is available at www.lanepowell.com.
 
The seminar will feature presentations by Lane Powell attorneys, providing information targeted to human resource professionals, CEOs, business owners and corporate counsel. Seminar topics will cover: What employers and HR professionals should know about rapidly changing employee benefits laws; best practices for responding to complainants ranging from the annoyed employee to the whistleblower; how potential legislative amendments to the Medical Marijuana Act may impact drug-free workplace policies; ADA Title III website accessibility and best practices for avoiding litigation; guidelines for compliance with employee disability protection and leave laws, and the pros and cons of implementing mandatory arbitration agreements; and recent developments in labor and employment laws and regulations.
 
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Compass Commercial Announces 2015 Top Producers And Appoints New President

BEND, OR, February 4, 2016 -- Compass Commercial Real Estate Services is pleased to announce Erich Schultz, SIOR was awarded 2015 Top Producer status based on total production throughout the year.  In addition, the company last week announced the appointment of Pat Kesgard, CCIM as incoming president at the company’s annual meeting and awards ceremony.

Schultz has been a consistent high performer earning Compass Commercial’s Top Producer Award in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2014. In 2015, Schultz participated in several notable investment sale transactions, including the sale of 1133 NW Wall Street for $8,000,000; the sale of 20870 Redside Court for $4,500,000, and the sale of 760 NW York Drive in Northwest Crossing for an undisclosed value.

Kesgard joined Compass Commercial in 2011 and became a shareholder of the company in 2014 at which time he was elected to serve two-years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Additional awards presented to brokers for 2015 achievements included:

·         2015 Largest Sale Transaction awarded to Ron Ross, CCIM, Erich Schultz, SIOR, Jay Lyons, CCIM and Terry O’Neil, Broker for representing the investment sale of 1133 Wall Street in Bend for $8,000,000.
·         2015 Largest Lease Transaction awarded to Peter May, CCIM and Russell Huntamer, CCIM (representing both the lessor and lessee), and Gardner Williams, SIOR and Bruce Kemp, CCIM for representing the lessee in the long term lease of  a 44,000 square foot industrial property located at 63065 18th Street in Bend.

Monthly Top Producers throughout the year were announced as follows:

·         Erich Schultz, SIOR – January, February, March, November
·         Ron Ross, CCIM – April
·         Peter May, CCIM – May, June
·         Pat Kesgard, CCIM – July, September, October
·         Terry O’Neil, Broker – August
·         Robert Raimondi, CCIM – December

In addition to Kesgard’s appointment as president, the company announced partner members elected to serve three-year terms as corporate officers as follows:

·         Erich Schultz, SIOR – Vice President of Sales
·         John Keba, CPM®, ARM® – Vice President of Asset & Property Management and Vice President of Finance
·         Howard Friedman, CCIM – Principal Broker, Vice President of Market Research
·         Lupita Wesseler - Vice President of Operations
·         Krista Polvi, CPM - Corporate Secretary

About Compass Commercial Real Estate Services
With integrated services in brokerage sales, leasing, asset and property management and construction services, Compass Commercial helps buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants achieve their unique commercial real estate goals.  Today, the company celebrates 20 years of serving clients in Central Oregon, continuing a tradition of excellent client service and superior market intelligence. The team’s collective industry expertise includes Central Oregon’s only two Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR®) designees, 11 Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM), 3 Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designees and the distinguished Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.  Learn more at www.compasscommercial.com.  Follow us on Twitter @CompassCom. 

February Forum Breakfast: Impact of the Export-Import Bank for our Region

fred p hochbergJoin Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) and a panel of regional business leaders for a discussion on the recently passed EXIM reauthorization and a conversation about why the Bank is important to the region’s trade based economy.” 

 

 

Panelists:

Trey Winthrop, CFO, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods

Ted Nelson, VP of Finance and Administration, Paccess, LLC

Event Sponsor:
Available

Series Sponsors:
KeyBank
University of Oregon
Portland Tribune

Date:2/17/2016
Time:7:30 AM TO 8:45 AM

EVENT LOCATION:

Sentinel Hotel 
614 S.W. 11th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97205

Phone:
503-552-6770

Members: online $35.00, $45.00 at the door 
Members: Table for 8: $280.00
Non-Members online: $45.00, $50.00 at the door
Non-Members: Table for 8 online $400.00

REGISTER HERE.

No cancellation or refunds.

Online registration will close at 3:00 February 16, 2016, but you can still attend by paying at the door.

Connect with the Alliance on Twitter at Alliance events by including #pbaevents and tagging us @PDX_BizAlliance.

Greenman Joins Lane Powell's Litigation Practice Group

Joseph M. Greenman has joined Lane Powell as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he will be a member of the Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team. Greenman focuses his practice on regulatory and complex matters involving long term care and senior housing providers. As the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Oregon Health Care Association, and a member of the American Health Care Association Legal Committee, he possesses in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the entire continuum of long term care providers. Greenman regularly advises clients on risk management, compliance with state and federal regulations, reimbursement issues, HIPAA compliance and public policy matters.
 
Greenman has extensive experience working with state regulatory agencies and key players in the industry, and commonly assists providers with managing compliance. Greenman previously served on the Oregon Elder Abuse Prevention Work Group and the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, where he provided advice on the needs and legal protections of vulnerable adults in Oregon. Prior to attending law school, he spent five years working for the U.S. House of Representatives, including two years as professional majority staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he planned and implemented Congressional oversight for the Medicare program.
 
Greenman earned his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law and his B.S. in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College.
 
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Central Oregon Commercial Real Estate Transaction Update

COMPASS COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCES NOTABLE DEALS CLOSED IN DECEMBER 2015

BEND, OR, January 29, 2016 –  Compass Commercial Real Estate Services is pleased to announce a selection of commercial real estate transactions closed by the firm in December.

Robert Raimondi, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented Buscir, LLC and S&T Northwest, LLC in the investment sale and purchase of a 4,385 square foot office building located at 2421 NE Doctors Drive in Bend. The sale was part of a 1031 exchange valued at $1,096,000.

Terry O’Neil, broker and Ron Ross, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented Scott Hatcher and Richard L. Shepherd in the sale of two industrial properties located at 36 SE 9th Street in Bend to Medford based Lithia Real Estate. The sale included a 10,249 square foot industrial building and a combined 1.91 acres of land. The total transaction value of the two properties was $1,050,000.

Robert Raimondi, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented 200 Greenwood, LLC in the investment sale of a 5,546 square foot retail building situated on a 13,939 square foot lot at 200 NE Greenwood Avenue in Bend to Don DeZarn. The sale was part of a 1031 exchange valued at $999,900.

Okawa Steakhouse and Sushi leased the former Outback Steakhouse restaurant space located at 1180 SE 3rd Street in Bend. Compass Commercial brokers, Pat Kesgard, CCIM, Peter May, CCIM, Russell Huntamer, CCIM and Joel Thomas, represented the lessor in the negotiation. The tenants are owners of a San Diego based Hibachi style restaurant and will be introducing their concept to Central Oregon.

Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic renewed its lease of a 4,340 square foot facility located in the Mt. Bachelor Village retail center at 20205 Powers Road in Bend. Compass Commercial brokers, John Keba, ARM, CPM, Pat Kesgard, CCIM and Joel Thomas represented both parties in the negotiation.

Eyemart Express leased a 4,524 square foot retail space located at 3148 N Highway 97 in Bend from RPP Bend I, LLC. Russell Huntamer, CCIM and Peter May, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented the lessor, RPP Bend I, LLC in the lease negotiation

Dan Kemp, Broker and Howard Friedman, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented The Redmond Assembly of God in the sale of a five acres of residential land at 1699 W. Antler Avenue in Redmond to a private investor. Compass Commercial brokers, Pat Kesgard, CCIM and Joel Thomas represented the investors in the transaction that was valued at $444,512.

Peter May, CCIM and Russell Huntamer, CCIM of Compass Commercial represented the seller, Clarendon Place, LLC and Stephen Toomey, CCIM also with Compass Commercial, represented the buyers, Vickie and John Hornbeck in the sale and purchase of the RM zoned property located at 2120 NE Bear Creek Road in Bend. The transaction was valued at $417,000.

Agency Revolution leased a 4,322 square foot industrial property located at 63026 Lower Meadow Drive from Freund/Spencer Investment Group. Compass Commercial brokers, Howard Friedman, CCIM and Graham Dent represented the lessee in the negotiation of the lease.

La Magie Bakery & Café leased a 3,943 square foot retail property located at 473 E. Hood Avenue in Sisters from MJM Hood, LLC. Compass Commercial broker, Howard Friedman, CCIM represented both parties in the lease negotiation.

Precious Cargo Transportation, Inc. leased a 6,160 square foot industrial property located at 710 NE 1st Street in Bend from Murray & Holt Motors. Gardner Williams, SIOR and Graham Dent, broker of Compass Commercial represented both parties in the negotiation of the lease.

About Compass Commercial Real Estate Services

With integrated services in brokerage sales, leasing, asset and property management and construction services, Compass Commercial helps buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants achieve their unique commercial real estate goals.  Today, the company celebrates 20 years of serving clients in Central Oregon, continuing a tradition of excellent client service and superior market intelligence. The team’s collective industry expertise includes Central Oregon’s only two Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR®) designees, 11 Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM), 3 Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designees and the distinguished Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.  Learn more at www.compasscommercial.com.  Follow us on Twitter @CompassCom. 

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Marylhurst Chamber Choir to travel to Ireland


The choir will compete for top honor at the 2016 Cork International Choir Festival

Marylhurst University’s premiere choral ensemble, the Marylhurst Chamber Choir, has been invited to perform and compete at the Cork International Choir Festival in Cork, Ireland. The festival runs from April 27 through May 2, 2016.

The Cork International Choir Festival is one of the most prestigious choral festivals in Europe. The Marylhurst Chamber Choir will compete against nine other choirs from all over the world for the Fleischmann Trophy, the festival's top honor.

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir was selected out of 34 applying choirs worldwide; they are the only choir selected from the United States. The other choirs competing for the 2016 Fleischmann Trophy are from Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

About the Marylhurst Chamber Choir

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir is the premiere choral ensemble at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. A highly selective, 28- to 32-voice mixed choir, it was founded in the fall of 2014 by Dr. Justin Smith, director of choral activities and holder of the Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair in Music at Marylhurst University. The group is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence throughout the Northwestern United States.

In 2014-2015, in addition to numerous concerts throughout Oregon and Washington, the Marylhurst Chamber Choir performed by invitation at the Oregon Music Educators Association’s All-State Conference and at Carnegie Hall, New York City.

In 2015-16, they will continue their busy schedule of concerts in the Pacific Northwest, as well as travel to Ireland to participate in the Cork International Choral Festival. They will also collaborate with the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, and the composer Caroline Shaw, on performances of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for Eight Voices.

About the Cork International Choir Festival

Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the five days preceding the first Monday in May. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a program of gala concerts, schools concerts, national and international competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms.

One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging program, and the friendliness of its welcome. Festival events and performances center around Cork’s City Hall, one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.

Each year some of the finest amateur international choirs are selected to compete for the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy. The selected choirs also participate in a wide range of Festival events, which include Fringe concerts, taking part in our church interchange program across Cork, and informal public performances which see choirs popping up throughout Cork in new and unexpected locations throughout the duration of the Festival! The presence of these choirs from throughout the world gives audiences and Irish choirs alike the unique opportunity of hearing a diverse range of concerts and repertoire performed.

As well as foreign choirs, the Festival annually features up to 100 adult, youth and school choirs who participate in national competitions. Overall the Festival attracts some 5,000 participants. The Festival continues to ensure that choral music, representative of many historical and cultural traditions, is brought to the people of Cork and the many visitors who we are delighted to welcome to the city for the event.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore. on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon's oldest Catholic university serves 1,200 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

Castleberry Joins Lane Powell as Director of Marketing

Lane Powell is pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Castleberry as the Firm’s Director of Marketing, where she will lead the Marketing Department in providing high quality, innovative and strategically directed services, with a focus on efficiency and client service.  Castleberry’s role will include developing marketing and branding strategies, overseeing the execution of innovative events and maintaining effective communication with clients, prospects and referral sources.
 
Charles W. Riley Jr., President of Lane Powell, welcomed the addition of Castleberry to the Firm’s Marketing Department: “For us, marketing is not about advertising or selling. Marketing is about working with our clients to conceive, develop and deliver top-notch legal services.  Jen will help us to continue to drive conversations with our clients to better learn their needs and to help us deliver value-driven strategic counsel.”
 
Sanjiv Kripalani, Lane Powell’s Director of Business Development, praised Castleberry’s extensive experience in the legal industry:  “I have worked with Jen before and know first-hand the impact she can have on an organization, its clients and friends. Law firm professionals are valuable to our clients when they have experience. Jen has 14 years of experience with two of our leading competitors. We will work as a team to help our clients succeed.”
 
Prior to joining Lane Powell, Castleberry was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and previously served as the Director of Marketing for Perkins Coie LLP. She has been recognized for developing award-winning ad campaigns and brand re-launches by numerous organizations, including the Legal Marketing Association.
 
Castleberry received her B.A. in Public Relations, Advertising and Communications from Central Washington University.
 
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Lane Powell announces four new shareholders

Lane Powell is pleased to announce that four attorneys in the Portland and Seattle offices have been elected to Shareholder, effective January 1, 2016. Please consider reporting this information in your publication along with the attached photos.

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